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July 19, 2016

“First impression is the last impression.”
This may or not be true, but you only get one chance for that impression, and it obviously stays in someone’s mind for long. You may not know much about a company culture however; it is very important for you to make people feel positive about you.

To make sure you kick off your new job the right way, here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

  1. Do: Be on time (always)!
    Reaching the office on time not only on your first day but everyday leaves a sincere and punctual effect of you on your boss and co-workers.

    Don’t:Don’t be late (Never)!
    Your boss understands that you would have struggled to reach on time and if wasn’t able to make it then you must have some real reasons. But this will happen only when you are always on time except for some real occasions. And getting late on your first day? That can never be an option.

  2. Do: Dress Appropriately
    Most of the companies have dress codes for their full time employees but in case they don’t, dressing yourself in casual formals is the best option for your first day.

    Don’t: Don’t dress too loud
    Refrain yourself from dressing like Govinda or Mithun from the 90’s Bollywood films.
    Overdressing is not a problem but under dressing is.

  3. Do: Socialize
    Relax, ask questions and stay friendly with everyone. Figure out the office environment and try to understand the work-culture.

    Don’t: Don’t over-do it
    Don’t jump to conclusions and join a group and indulge in gossips. Staying funny is good but don’t crack your lame jokes, because you surely don’t want people to judge you on your first day.

  4. Do: Pay attention to your body language
    You are new and everyone is silently observing you. Body language makes up majority of your communications at work. So make sure you don’t give any unacceptable vibes and adjust if you need to.

    Don’t: Don’t be too much of yourself
    Socializing and talking to peers and also keeping your body language in check is good, but don’t let your innerself kill your good halo-effect.

  5. Do: Be a self starter and take initiave
    On your first day and throughout your first week, you will be given small doses of work which will later turn into projects. Once you’ve finished a job, ask for more. It shows that you are ambitious and are there to work.

    Don’t: Don’t spare time
    Even when you know the job very well and can do it in no time, don’t sit idle and spare your time on social media.

Being a newbie can be very exciting as well as challenging. Your first days can be full of challenges, but always remember to keep your mind open and convert them into opportunities. No one expects a new employee to be perfect, but sticking to these guidelines you can go far in making lasting impression.

Your first day at job? Here are some Dos and Don’ts for a good start

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By HR-One Team
April 27, 2015

Every company expects their employees to work with them for the longest time possible. But if every story has the same ending, there is a potential of the experience getting stale beyond a point. In other words, it is important for both the employees and the company to have new opportunities to work with. An employee has the right to move on to a different job if that suits him well and having new members on the team keeps the company fresh, dynamic and motivated.

However, the resignation of an employee and induction of a new person is not as easy as one would like it to be. The company needs to make sure the process is smooth for the concerned employees, their teams and the company itself. If you have web based HRMS software, then this job would be a little easier for you. How? Read on to find out.

HRMS Smoothing the Resignation Process

There are multiple stages that a company and the resigning employee must go through and complete certain procedures before the final farewell can be bid. Each of these procedures cannot be skipped and should be followed strictly. Trying to do them manually can be quite a task and can be error prone. The best online HRMS software solution helps you in the following ways:

It tracks the ‘resignation reasons’

Every company wants to understand why an employee chose to resign. They will respect their choice and reasons but no company would want an employee to leave with a bitter taste in their mouths caused due to some negative reasons. Usually, companies conduct an exit interview to understand the reasons why the employee is leaving. This is then analyzed and investigated to understand the various reasons why the employees leave. HRMS helps in providing a more in-depth analysis and narrowing down the reasons. If a similar reason is flagged quite frequently, the company can take appropriate measures in order to retain their employees. Another feature offered by HRMS is a self-service functionality that allows a former employee to finish the exit survey later on. Some employees may provide honest comments and concerns after having left the company.

It can identify the replacement applicants

Once a team member leaves, the company starts looking for suitable candidates to replace the exiting employees. Trying to do that manually can take days. Going through the skill-sets and competency levels of numerous candidates is no mean task and you may even miss out on considering eligible candidates by mistake. HRMS eliminates such possibilities and identifies all the employees who are deemed fit for the job, either from new applications or existing employees from different departments/projects. Comparative analysis can be done based on the required education and skill-sets. New hires can be employed from this analytical study or existing employees can join the new team. It goes a step further and mines the data to identify if there are any ‘hidden’ candidates who would be perfect for the job but the HR team completely missed considering them. Employee turnover becomes a smooth process.

It identifies and bridges the training gaps

It is not possible that the new employee would match up to every single criterion that was held by the previous employee. There will some gaps in the knowledge between the two and this is taken care of by training the new employee. It would not be advisable for the companies to wait until some gap arises during mid-project. The web based HRMS software identifies all such gaps before hand and creates a training plan that can be incorporated before the employee starts working. This prepares the new employee well and he/she can easily slip into the desired role and work in an uninterrupted manner with the team.

The best online HRMS software solution also helps in managing the resources that were used by the former employee. It re-allocates the required resources to the new employee and eliminates any chance of misuse or loss of the resources. Letting go of an employee can be quite saddening but welcoming a new one on the board is always pleasant. Every company should make sure that either phase is smooth for the employees, their teams and the company as a whole.

Handling Resignations

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By HR-One Team